07/20/2016 01:27 EDT | Updated 07/20/2016 01:59 EDT

Woman Sneezes While Using Eyelash Curler, Rips Out Lashes

We can all agree eyelash curlers are pretty damn scary — heck, one male editor here at HuffPost Canada once referred to it as a "medieval torture device" (and hey, we don't blame him).

Basically, putting anything that clamps near your eye — especially your coveted lashes — is terrifying because 1) you don't want to pinch your eyelid, and 2) you don't want to rip out your eyelashes.

Well, unfortunately for one woman, the latter happened. And it was NOT pretty.

Reddit user Aub3912 was curling her eyelashes when she suddenly sneezed, ripping them out.

"I really thought i ripped my eyelid in half," she wrote on Reddit, sharing images of the horrifying experience.

I sneezed while curling my eyelashes.

Brace yourselves for the next couple of images (click through to see the second pic):


The worst part is, the pain and trauma of losing her lashes isn't the only aftermath the poor woman has to deal with. As other Reddit users note, eyelashes protect bacteria from getting in your eye, so she will have to take extra care to ensure her eyelid is always clean.

However, she did get this tidbit of advice: "When they start growing back, get a spoolie with a drop or two of castor oil on it and coat the lashes with it, it will prevent them from getting brittle and breaking off thus making them grow back 'faster.'"

We wish you the best, Aub3912, and we vow to learn from your unfortunate mistake.

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